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Cartilage regeneration

Yuan-Jun Xia, Hong Xia, Ling Chen, Qing-Shui Ying, Xiang Yu, Li-Hua Li, Jian-Hua Wang, Ying Zhang
Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) serves an important role in the development of bone and cartilage. However, administration of BMP-2 protein alone by intravenous delivery is not very effective. Sustained delivery of stabilized BMP-2 by carriers has been proven necessary to improve the osteogenesis effect of BMP-2. The present study constructed a novel drug delivery system using dextran sulfate (DS)-chitosan (CS) microspheres and investigated the efficiency of the delivery system on recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP-2)...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Yeri Alice Rim, Yoojun Nam, Narae Park, Hyerin Jung, Yeonsue Jang, Jennifer Lee, Ji Hyeon Ju
Scientists have tried to reprogram various origins of primary cells into human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Every somatic cell can theoretically become a hiPSC and give rise to targeted cells of the human body. However, there have been debates on the controversy about the differentiation propensity according to the origin of primary cells. We reprogrammed hiPSCs from four different types of primary cells such as dermal fibroblasts (DF, n = 3), peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC, n = 3), cord blood mononuclear cells (CBMC, n = 3), and osteoarthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes (OAFLS, n = 3)...
2018: Stem Cells International
Melissa Lo Monaco, Greet Merckx, Jessica Ratajczak, Pascal Gervois, Petra Hilkens, Peter Clegg, Annelies Bronckaers, Jean-Michel Vandeweerd, Ivo Lambrichts
Due to the restricted intrinsic capacity of resident chondrocytes to regenerate the lost cartilage postinjury, stem cell-based therapies have been proposed as a novel therapeutic approach for cartilage repair. Moreover, stem cell-based therapies using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have been used successfully in preclinical and clinical settings. Despite these promising reports, the exact mechanisms underlying stem cell-mediated cartilage repair remain uncertain. Stem cells can contribute to cartilage repair via chondrogenic differentiation, via immunomodulation, or by the production of paracrine factors and extracellular vesicles...
2018: Stem Cells International
Anne Bernhardt, Birgit Paul, Michael Gelinsky
BACKGROUND: Collagens of marine origin are applied increasingly as alternatives to mammalian collagens in tissue engineering. The aim of the present study was to develop a biphasic scaffold from exclusively marine collagens supporting both osteogenic and chondrogenic differentiation and to find a suitable setup for in vitro chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stroma cells (hMSC). METHODS: Biphasic scaffolds from biomimetically mineralized salmon collagen and fibrillized jellyfish collagen were fabricated by joint freeze-drying and crosslinking...
March 13, 2018: Marine Drugs
Maryam Bahrami, Ali Valiani, Noushin Amirpour, Mohammad Zamani Ra Rani, Batool Hashemibeni
Background: Nowadays, cartilage tissue engineering is the best candidate for regeneration of cartilage defects. This study evaluates the function of herbal extracts icariin (ICA), the major pharmacological constituent of herba Epimedium , compared with transforming growth factor β3 (TGFβ3) to prove its potential effect for cartilage tissue engineering. Materials and Methods: ICA, TGFβ3, and TGFβ3 + ICA were added fibrin-cell constructions derived from adipose tissue stem cells...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
Ruijun He, Baichuan Wang, Min Cui, Zekang Xiong, Hui Lin, Lei Zhao, Zhiliang Li, Zhe Wang, Shaun Peggrem, Zhidao Xia, Zengwu Shao
Background: Link protein N-terminal peptide (LPP) in extracellular matrix (ECM) of cartilage could induce synthesis of proteoglycans and collagen type II in cartilaginous cells. Cartilage stem/progenitor cells (CSPCs), the endogenous stem cells in cartilage, are important in cartilage degeneration and regeneration. We hypothesized that LPP could be a stimulator for stem cell-based cartilage regeneration by affecting biological behaviors of CSPC. Methods: CSPCs were isolated from rat knee cartilage...
2018: Stem Cells International
C C Ude, W T Seet, S Sharen Aini, B S Aminuddin, B H I Ruszymah
The study objectives include, enhancing the proliferations of aged bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) and adipose stem cells (ADSCs); and evaluating the shelf lives of clinical grade chondrogenically induced cells from both samples. ADSCs and BMSCs from 56 patients (76 ± 8 yrs) were proliferated using basal medium (FD) and at (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25) ng/ml of basal fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). They were induced to chondrogenic lineage and stored for more than 120 hrs in FD, serum, Dulbecco's phosphate buffered saline (DPBS) and saline at 4 °C...
March 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Frank J Simutis, Thomas P Sanderson, Gary D Pilcher, Michael J Graziano
The toxicity of avagacestat, a sulfonamide-based gamma (γ)-secretase inhibitor that was in development as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, was evaluated in a comprehensive nonclinical toxicology program that included 6-month and 1-year repeat-dose toxicity studies in rats and dogs, respectively. There was a spectrum of mechanism-based changes attributed to inhibition of Notch signaling that regulates the differentiation and proliferation of cells throughout development and in adult tissues. In both rats and dogs, ovarian follicular degeneration and atrophy and a low incidence of granulosa cell hyperplasia and benign granulosa-thecal cell tumors were observed...
February 24, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Sahar Ghanmi, Moez Trigui, Walid Baya, Zoubaier Ellouz, Abdelfatteh Elfeki, Slim Charfi, Jean Christophe Fricain, Hassib Keskes
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of fresh human amniotic membrane (FHAM) as a substitute of periosteum to enhance bone regeneration in critical-sized defects. METHODS: Tibial diaphyseal bone defects were created in forty New Zealand white rabbits and treated with FHAM or left empty. Treatment groups consisted of: FHAM implanted in the place of removed periosteum (FHAMP group); FHFAM implanted to fill the entire defect (FHAMF group) compared to negative control group; empty defect with removing the periosteum (NC group) and positive control group; and empty defect without removing the periosteum (PC group)...
March 7, 2018: Bone
Yejun Hu, Jisheng Ran, Zefeng Zheng, Zhangchu Jin, Xiao Chen, Zi Yin, Chenqi Tang, Yangwu Chen, Jiayun Huang, Huihui Le, Ruijian Yan, Ting Zhu, Junjuan Wang, Junxin Lin, Kan Xu, Yiting Zhou, Wei Zhang, Youzhi Cai, Pioletti Dominique, Boon Chin Heng, Weishan Chen, Weiliang Shen, Hong-Wei Ouyang
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most difficult tissues to heal once injured. Ligament regeneration and tendon-bone junction healing are two major goals of ACL reconstruction. This study aimed to investigate the synergistic therapeutic effects of Stromal cell-derived factor 1(SDF-1)-releasing collagen-silk (CSF) scaffold combined with intra-articular injection of ligament-derived stem/progenitor cells (LSPCs) for ACL regeneration and the amelioration in the long-term complication of osteoarthritis (OA)...
March 7, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Kolja Gelse, Peter Angele, Peter Behrens, Peter Brucker, Jakob Fay, Daniel Günther, Peter Kreuz, Jörg Lützner, Henning Madry, Peter E Müller, Philipp Niemeyer, Geert Pagenstert, Thomas Tischer, Markus Walther, Wolfgang Zinser, Gunter Spahn
BACKGROUND: In clinical practice, there is still no definite treatment algorithm for focal, partial thickness cartilage lesions (grade II - III). It is well-established that debridement (shaving/lavage) of large degenerative cartilage lesions is not recommended, but there is no such recommendation in the case of focal, partial thickness cartilage defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The scientific rationale of cartilage shaving and joint lavage was investigated and a systematic analysis was performed of the literature on the clinical effect of cartilage debridement...
March 9, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Mohammad-Hossein Beigi, Atefeh Atefi, Hamid-Reza Ghanaei, Sheyda Labbaf, Fatemeh Ejeian, Mohammad-Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
In the current study the effect of superimposing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on different culture mediums in a three-dimensional (3D) alginate scaffold encapsulated with adipose mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) for cartilage tissue repair is reported. The 3D alginate scaffolds with co-administration of PRP and/or chondrogenic supplements had a significant effect on the differentiation of ADSCs into mature cartilage, as assessed by evaluation of the expression of cartilage related markers of Sox9, Collagen II, Aggrecan and collagen and glycosaminoglycan assays...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Lu Yin, Yingnan Wu, Zheng Yang, Vinitha Denslin, Xiafei Ren, Ching Ann Tee, Zhangxing Lai, Chwee Teck Lim, Jongyoon Han, Eng Hin Lee
Current clinical approaches for articular cartilage repair have not been able to restore the tissue with zonal architecture, and its biomechanical and functional properties. Mimicking the zonal organization of articular cartilage in neo-tissue by implanting zonal chondrocyte subpopulations in multilayer construct could enhance the functionality of the graft, engineering of stratified tissue has not yet been realized due to lack of efficient and specific zonal chondrocyte isolation protocol. We show that by using a spiral microchannel device, the superficial, middle and deep zone chondrocytes can be separated based on cell size, and enriched from full thickness porcine cartilage in a high-throughput, label-free manner...
March 1, 2018: Biomaterials
Nobutake Ozeki, Hideyuki Koga, Ichiro Sekiya
Cartilage injury remains one of the common clinical problems due to its limited regeneration capacities. Meniscectomy commonly performed for meniscus injury leads to osteoarthritis, but the indication of meniscus repair is limited. We have identified that synovial mesenchymal stem cells(MSCs)are superior to MSCs derived from other tissues in proliferation capacity and in vitro/in vivo chondrogenic potentials. When suspension of synovial MSCs was placed on the cartilage defect for 10 minutes, 60% of the cells attached to the defect site...
2018: Clinical Calcium
Kazuto Hoshi, Yuko Fujihara, Takanori Yamawaki, Motohiro Harai, Yukiyo Asawa, Atsuhiko Hikita
Cartilage regenerative medicine has been progressed well, and it reaches the stage of clinical application. Among various techniques, tissue engineering, which incorporates elements of materials science, is investigated earnestly, driven by high clinical needs. The cartilage tissue engineering using a poly lactide scaffold has been exploratorily used in the treatment of cleft lip-nose patients, disclosing good clinical results during 3-year observation. However, to increase the reliability of this treatment, not only accumulation of clinical evidence on safety and usefulness of the tissue-engineered products, but also establishment of scientific background on biological mechanisms, are regarded essential...
March 6, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
Qisong Liu, Zhaofeng Jia, Li Duan, Jianyi Xiong, Daping Wang, Yue Ding
Cartilage repair after degeneration or trauma continues to be a challenge both in the clinic and for scientific research due to the limited regenerative capacity of this tissue. Cartilage tissue engineering, involving a combination of cells, scaffolds, and growth factors, is increasingly used in cartilage regeneration. Due to their ease of synthesis, robustness, tunable size, availability of functional groups, and activity, peptides have emerged as the molecules with the most potential in drug development. A number of peptides have been engineered to regenerate cartilage by acting as scaffolds, functional molecules, or both...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
Shani Samuel, Raja Elina Ahmad, Thamil Selvee Ramasamy, Faizal Manan, Tunku Kamarul
BACKGROUND: It has been previously suggested that the use of regenerative promoters, which include bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or natural growth factors supplement such as platelet-rich concentrate (PRC) could promote cartilage regeneration. However, the notion that the concurrent use of both promoters may provide a synergistic effect that improves the repair outcome of focal cartilage injury has not been previously demonstrated. This study was thus conducted to determine whether the concomitant use of PRC could further enhance the reparative potential of MSCs encapsulated in alginate transplanted into focal cartilage injury in rabbits...
February 21, 2018: Injury
Konstantina Karamanou, Gwenn Perrot, Francois-Xavier Maquart, Stéphane Brézillon
Wound healing, a complex physiological process, is responsible for tissue repair after exposure to destructive stimuli, without resulting in complete functional regeneration. Injuries can be stromal or epithelial, and most cases of wound repair have been studied in the skin and cornea. Lumican, a small leucine-rich proteoglycan, is expressed in the extracellular matrices of several tissues, such as the cornea, cartilage, and skin. This molecule has been shown to regulate collagen fibrillogenesis, keratinocyte phenotypes, and corneal transparency modulation...
March 1, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Stefanie Korntner, Christine Lehner, Renate Gehwolf, Andrea Wagner, Moritz Grütz, Nadja Kunkel, Herbert Tempfer, Andreas Traweger
Angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation from existing blood vessels, is a key aspect of virtually every repair process. During wound healing an extensive, but immature and leaky vascular plexus forms which is subsequently reduced by regression of non-functional vessels. More recent studies indicate that uncontrolled vessel growth or impaired vessel regression as a consequence of an excessive inflammatory response can impair wound healing, resulting in scarring and dysfunction. However, in order to elucidate targetable factors to promote functional tissue regeneration we need to understand the molecular and cellular underpinnings of physiological angiogenesis, ranging from induction to resolution of blood vessels...
March 3, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Zizhao Wu, Xianjian Qiu, Bo Gao, Chengjie Lian, Yan Peng, Anjing Liang, Caixia Xu, Wenjie Gao, Liangming Zhang, Peiqiang Su, Limin Rong, Dongsheng Huang
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), with inherent chondrogenic differentiation potential, appear to be ideally suited for therapeutic use in cartilage regeneration. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that melatonin can promote chondrogenic differentiation in human BMSCs. However, little is known about the mechanism. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to regulate the differentiation of BMSCs, but their roles in melatonin-promoted chondrogenic differentiation have not been characterized. Here, we demonstrate that melatonin promoted chondrogenic differentiation of human BMSCs via upregulation of miR-526b-3p and miR-590-5p...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
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